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PSD considers drug testing for student athletes


Activities Director Jaime Cabral gave a report to the board on how school districts around the state handle drug testing for students involved in sports and other activities.

Around Southeast, Sitka, Juneau-Douglas, Thunder Mountain and Ketchikan High Schools all have a random drug testing programs in place for students participating in activities sanctioned by the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA).

Cabral said during his tenure in Sitka about five percent of students who were actively participating in activities were randomly selected for the testing, which was done in house on...

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